Paper Curl Ornament

Remember those wedding invitation ornaments I posted about a while back? Well I took the same idea and gave it a little Christmas-y twist this past weekend! I love how this paper curl ornament turned out!

Paper Curl Ornament

I’m participating in the Ornament Exchange hosted by One Artsy Mama, and this is the ornament I made for my exchange partner.

I used the same process I used for the wedding invitation ornaments, but instead of a wedding invitation, I cut up a piece of fun Christmas card stock and made paper curls out of that.

I also etched an “S” onto the glass ornament to personalize it a bit. 🙂 I tied a piece of gold elastic cord through the loop for hanging on a tree, and I was done!

Paper Curl Ornament

Can you see the S? It’s pretty faint, but it’s there!

Filling a glass ornament with paper curls is such a quick, simple, and pretty way to make an ornament. Plus you can personalize it however you want!

Have you ever made a handmade Christmas ornament? We used to make salt dough ornaments when we were kids, but I like this idea. It’s a little more grown-up. 🙂

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If you’re looking for a few other Christmas crafts, check out these tutorials!


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Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

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  1. K @ Claiming Our Space says

    8 years ago

    I have a box of these ornaments in the basement begging for a makeover. Hmm, now I just need to find the time. 🙂

  2. Kei says

    8 years ago

    Cool ornament! When I saw the thumbnail (came here from nifty thrifty sunday!) I though it was filled with sweets (thinking with my stomach, oh dear).

    Anyway, it looks really fab, I feel inspired to track down some clear ornaments and try it out too!

  3. Sandra says

    8 years ago

    As the receiver of this adorable ornament, I can say it’s even better in person!! Thanks again, and so glad I found your blog on the link up!!

    • Jessi says

      8 years ago

      Aww I’m glad you like it Sandra! And I’m glad you found the blog; sorry I didn’t even think to email you a link… Also, I wanted it to be a surprise, so I didn’t want you to find it before the ornament showed up! 🙂

  4. Betsy @ Romance on a Dime says

    8 years ago

    Great idea!! Maybe I’ll do this for my last two glass ornaments. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime.

  5. Laura @ Laura's Crafty Life says

    8 years ago

    I made some ornaments similar to these with sayings from patterned scrapbook paper a few years ago. They are so easy and so cute. You could do so many different things with these!

  6. Chrissy @ Two Everyday Divas says

    8 years ago

    So simple and beautiful, I love it!!

  7. Shannah @ Just Us Four says

    8 years ago

    Love these little ornaments! They really are super versatile since you can use all different types of paper!

  8. Alli says

    8 years ago

    I love how the paper curls look in the ornaments! Seeing these makes me want to go find some empty glass ornaments and make some myself!

  9. Raquel says

    8 years ago

    I love that! Very cute – will have to try that!

  10. PJ says

    8 years ago

    I just bought some clear glass ornaments tonight to do something similar, I’ll share soon 🙂

    • Jessi says

      8 years ago

      Awesome, can’t wait to see them!

  11. amy says

    8 years ago

    Ooh, pretty, Jessi! Your partner will love it!

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